Sunset Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | December 2019

Lake Michigan Sunset
Picture Michigan Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | Lake Michigan Sunset at Muskegon

Just another ubiquitous photo of the setting sun over Lake Michigan. And yet, we never tire of them.

– Jon

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Waterfalls Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | November 2019

Waterfalls Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | November 2019

Presque Isle River Waterfall
Picture Michigan Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | Presque Isle River Unnamed Waterfall

This waterfall is very easy to find and access. Yet it remains unnamed. Along the Presque Isle River is a paved road, parking lots, and hiking trails leading to a handful of waterfalls in a spectacularly desolate wilderness area. The Porcupine Mountains area is a must-see destination if you find yourself in the Western Upper Peninsula.

– Jon

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Autumn Breeze Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | October 2019

Autumn Breeze Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | October 2019

Autumn Breeze
Picture Michigan Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | Autumn Breeze

The rush of warmth and coolness all at once. Autumn in Michigan promises so much and never disappoints.

– Jon

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Quincy Smelter Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | September 2019

Quincy Smelter
Picture Michigan Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | Quincy Copper Mine Smelter at Keweenaw National Historic Park

The former Quincy Copper Mine is tucked away in a very far corner of Michigan. From Detroit, this site is a longer drive than the drive to Washington DC, by 25 miles. And a mere mile away from this ghost-town setting, one can earn a PhD in archeology or computer science from MTU.

In the Keweenaw Peninsula sits the twin cities of Houghton and Hancock. This site in Hancock, as seen from Houghton, was once the smelting operation of the copper mine at the top of the hill. This photo is about 15 years old. Since then, the area has been added to the National Park system, cleaned up, and is accessible for tours.

– Jon

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Round Island Lighthouse Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | August 2019

Lake Michigan Beach
Picture Michigan Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | Lake Michigan Beach

Two scenes this month is split between Lakes Michigan and Huron. At the top is a misty view of Lake Michigan south of Muskegon. Below is the Round Island Lighthouse made especially famous in the movie Somewhere in Time.

– Jon

Round Island Lighthouse
Picture Michigan Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | Round Island Lighthouse

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Fishtown Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | July 2019

Fishtown
Picture Michigan Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | Fishtown Leland

Typically, I gravitate toward the photo of fireworks for July calendar wallpaper. This year I am choosing this photo because of its gritty suggestion of the patriotic pioneer.  Fishtown is a small waterfront attraction of Leland.

Below is an alternate calendar, the setting sun over Lake Michigan at Duck Lake State Park.

– Jon

The Setting Sun over Lake Michigan
Picture Michigan Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | The Setting Sun over Lake Michigan

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Grand Hotel Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | June 2019

Porch View from the Grand Hotel
Picture Michigan Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | A View from the Porch of Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel

One of the great crown jewels of Michigan. The porch of the Grand Hotel is an experience worthy of any bucket list. Even if it’s a brief rest for a quick drink. It is an escape like no other.

– Jon

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Dutch Tulips Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | May 2019

Dutch Tulips
Picture Michigan Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | Dutch Tulips

These life-sized statues of Geertje and Cornelis, by sculptor Billie Clark, were installed in downtown Holland in 2006.

– Jon

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Pinta Replica Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | April 2019

The Pinta
Picture Michigan Calendar Desktop Wallpaper | A Replica of the Pinta as she ‘sails’ into Muskegon Harbor

One half of the touring duo of Pinta and Niña, the modern replica of The Pinta makes her way to dock as a floating museum.

– Jon

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